[VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#436 Post by AndyWelsh » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:06 pm

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#437 Post by Ben » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Am I the only one that thinks this is a colossal waste of time and money. Why not redevelop the site into something for the long term that can host commonwealth games matches ect. This is a short term cosmetic fix but an expensive one.

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[VIS] Re: [VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#438 Post by citywatcher » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:26 pm

Ben wrote:Am I the only one that thinks this is a colossal waste of time and money. Why not redevelop the site into something for the long term that can host commonwealth games matches ect. This is a short term cosmetic fix but an expensive one.
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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#439 Post by Matt » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:01 pm

Ben wrote:Am I the only one that thinks this is a colossal waste of time and money. Why not redevelop the site into something for the long term that can host commonwealth games matches ect. This is a short term cosmetic fix but an expensive one.
I’m with you.
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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#440 Post by rev » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 pm

Ben wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Am I the only one that thinks this is a colossal waste of time and money. Why not redevelop the site into something for the long term that can host commonwealth games matches ect. This is a short term cosmetic fix but an expensive one.
Correct me if Im wrong, but I believe this was necessary at a minimum probably, to gain that ATP tournament we recently got.

Theres no reason why they cant build a new arena over the carpark with courts on top, and then demolish the gym and this monstrosity.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#441 Post by Patrick_27 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:32 pm

rev wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Ben wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Am I the only one that thinks this is a colossal waste of time and money. Why not redevelop the site into something for the long term that can host commonwealth games matches ect. This is a short term cosmetic fix but an expensive one.
Correct me if Im wrong, but I believe this was necessary at a minimum probably, to gain that ATP tournament we recently got.

Theres no reason why they cant build a new arena over the carpark with courts on top, and then demolish the gym and this monstrosity.
Agreed, Ben.

They should have located the centre court matches for ATP tournament at Adelaide Entertainment Centre or in the Jubilee Pavilion at the showgrounds meanwhile bulldozing this whole space for a new centre.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#442 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:55 pm

I got a snap too.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#443 Post by Ho Really » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:40 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:32 pm
rev wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Ben wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Am I the only one that thinks this is a colossal waste of time and money. Why not redevelop the site into something for the long term that can host commonwealth games matches ect. This is a short term cosmetic fix but an expensive one.
Correct me if Im wrong, but I believe this was necessary at a minimum probably, to gain that ATP tournament we recently got.

Theres no reason why they cant build a new arena over the carpark with courts on top, and then demolish the gym and this monstrosity.
Agreed, Ben.

They should have located the centre court matches for ATP tournament at Adelaide Entertainment Centre or in the Jubilee Pavilion at the showgrounds meanwhile bulldozing this whole space for a new centre.
Granted you probably could have played the ATP tournament at the AEC or at Wayville in the interim, but who says you can't build an arena under this new roof? There's options here. Do you know for certain they won't go deep? That way they can extend the seating area and you'll easily fit 8,000 to 10,000 seats. As a tennis stadium they only need one court so there is plenty of room. If they leave room for two courts even better for other indoor sports. It's also possible they can go even lower and fit an underground carpark under a lowered court. So there's plenty of potential here. Of course a brand new arena from scratch is what we all want, but do you have the cash for it right now? Let's use our heads fellas.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#444 Post by Pikey » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:56 am

I believe this is temporary infrastructure that can be repurposed elsewhere in the greater Memorial drive upgrade zone.
Walking on over....

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